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*****  Feb 2017 ~ Green Planet Recycling at Neal Road and Bill Graves is honored by receiving the title of: 

Farm Bureau Member of the Year

*****  August 1st 2017  ~  The second of our free recycling events will be held at the Neal Road Waste and Recycling Center on Neal Rd. just south of Chico in Butte County. All ACRC triple rinsing rules apply. You do not need to be from Butte County. Donations are requested. Make your tax deductible checks payable to Green Planet Plastics. Our phone number is (530) 228-3337

*****  December 2017 ~  Grower Day for Butte County AG day and those of us at Green Planet had to make the sad announcement that we could no longer use Neal Road Waste and Recycling Facility as a drop off spot for our events. Although we have been doing a great job of clean up after our events we simply lost the spot because of space constraints. For now all recycling of pesticide containers is on hold in Butte County.

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*****  January 2018 ~ Several presentations were  made for Capca and for North Valley Ag Services in an effort to promote proper recycling procedures and to locate a new recycling venue.

*****  June 2018 ~ Executive Director, Bill Graves has spent nearly 6 months, but the effort has paid off. We will now promote recycling of pesticide containers at a new location in Southern Butte County. There is no physical address for the new spot. It is however located at the very end of Walnut Avenue in East Biggs. The Spot is pretty central between Oroville and Gridley. Our next recycling event is currently scheduled for July 16th, 2018. Cross your fingers because if all goes well we would like to use this spot into the future.

*****  July 16 2018~  This was our first recycling day at our new location. Hours were from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We accepted pesticide containers from all over and had 110 drops. The official weight is not known but based on the number of super sacs we chipped up we know the total is over 42,000 pounds! I do have to say that about one pickup load of containers were rejected because they were improperly rinsed. Fluids from those containers were combined and taken to hazardous waste. The containers were then taken to a landfill. I know the growers can do better, but I want to thank the ones that take part and do it right!!! The mess was entirely cleaned up by July 27th.

Upcoming Events!

*****    August 1st 2016 ~ The second of our free recycling events. This one also held at Neal Rd. Please follow ACRC instructions as listed above for Feb 4.

*****    August 9th 2016 ~ We will host another free recycling event. This event will be held near Butte City Four Corners in Glenn County. The exact location is in the back of Glenn Growers Rice Co-op. on the North west Corner. All ACRC rules apply. Since this event is for the members of the Co-op, special permission must be granted to participate unless you are a direct member.

*****August 22nd 2016 ~ Fall Semester College classes begin at most California Campuses. Reaching Green Planet Staff may be more difficult on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please leave a message or text at 530-228-3337 and we WILL respond.

*****   Sept. 22nd 2016 ~ Green Planet Plastic Staff will provide a training seminar for PAPA (Pesticide Applicators Professional Assoc.) This talk (approx. 1 hr.) will include pesticide container handling methods as prescribed by both the ACRC and Interstate AG Plastics. As of this publishing date, the agenda is not complete, but it is an all day series of presenters with lunch provided. Location the Scottish Rite Temple in Sacramento.

Here is a list of upcoming activities. Every member of our staff participates in the educational outreach. It seems the new buzzword is "sustainability" but safety and stewardship start with the removal of "spent" products from waste and landfills.

Sustainability will continue to be the new target for optimal results.

100% results with recycling are possible NOW! Let's re-use by recycling!

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